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melanopus, Leiogaster Weber [M.] 1913:180, Pl. 9 (fig. 7) [Die Fische der Siboga-Expedition; ref. 4602] Halmahera Sea, 1°10'S, 130°9'E, Siboga station 161, depth 798 meters. Lectotype: ZMA 110826. Paralectotypes: FMNH 52454 [CM 712] (1); RMNH 9985 [ex ZMA] (1); ZMA 109297 (1), 110823-25 (3, 4, 11). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:79 [ref. 19236], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:51 [ref. 12367]. Lectotype selected by Karrer 1973:230 [ref. 19259]. •Valid as Hoplostethus melanopus (Weber 1913) -- (Kotlyar 1986:135 [ref. 6004], Heemstra 1986:412 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:367 [ref. 12442], Shimizu in Amaoka et al. 1990:207 [ref. 16024], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:150 [ref. 25472], Kotlyar 1996:156 [ref. 23292], Adam et al. 1998:1 [ref. 23610], Moore & Paxton 1999:2217 [ref. 24787], Nakabo 2000:500 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Moore in Randall & Lim 2000:601 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847] as cf. melanopus, Nakabo 2002:500 [ref. 26001], Kotlyar 2002:476 [ref. 26270], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S100 [ref. 27377], Paxton et al. 2006:770 [ref. 29074], Moore & Dodd 2010:138 [ref. 30876], Larson et al. 2013:72 [ref. 32988], Moore 2016:2192 [ref. 34570], Vinu et al. 2016:[1] [ref. 35335], Fricke et al. 2018:111 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Hoplostethus melanopus (Weber 1913). Trachichthyidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific: South and East Africa east to Indonesia, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.